Crime & Justice

Villanueva rehires two more deputies fired by Sheriff McDonnell

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva at the graduation ceremony for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy class on Jan.4, 2019.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva at the graduation ceremony for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy class on Jan.4, 2019.
Kyle Grillot for LAist

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KPCC's Public Safety Correspondent Frank Stoltze discusses how L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva has hired two more deputies who had been fired by former Sheriff Jim McDonnell. One, Michael Courtial, had been fired for using unreasonable force and failing to de-escalate a situation. The sheriff declined to name the other deputy or provide details about his case.